3D printed cracked titanium ring with yellow gold filled cracks. Kintsugi is The Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold. They believe the imperfections give it more value and character. Aren’t we all more perfect with our imperfections.
The kintsugi ring
Printed cracked ring with yellow gold inlay. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.